Gliomas Treatment Cost In Malaysia

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Gliomas Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 10800 to USD 13200. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 12 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

What is Gliomas?

The Type of Cancer Found in the Brain's Glial Cells is Called a Glioma.

Glial cells are also known as gluey cells. They are found around nerve cells and help function the nervous system.

The signs and symptoms of glioma are different for different types, which mainly include -

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Numbness of extremities

How is the Procedure Performed?

The treatment of glioma depends upon the patient's type, location, and health.

The treatment comprises Surgical Extraction, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy.

Molecular Drug Therapy is also being used nowadays.

Sometimes a combination of more than one is done.

Palliative care is required to subside the symptoms and maintenance of bodily functions.

Who is the Right Doctor for Gliomas Treatment?

The doctor recommended for treating glioma are Neurosurgeons and Head and Neck Surgeons.

What tests are required?

Diagnostic tests for glioma are neurological examinations followed by imagining tests such as -

  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • PET scan 
  • In a few cases, a biopsy may be advised for more clarity.

What is the Usual Success Rate for this Procedure?

The survival rate of glioma cases is highly variable, depending upon many factors.

There are a few types of gliomas with a five-year survival rate of less than 10%, and some cases can survive for more than five years.

What is included in the cost of Gliomas Treatment?

The cost of Glioma includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include [Neurological examination, imaging tests- X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Biopsy, etc.]

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - High-grade gliomas can are often resistant or can return after the treatment. Treatment for recurred gliomas is different from the treatments used for initial treatment. 

What are the factors affecting cost of Gliomas Treatment?

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy

  • Any additional tests may be required, such as ECG or blood tests

  • An extended stay at the Hospital (Generally, the stay is around 2-5 days)

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

Cost related to Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

Treatment name Cost range
Gliomas Treatment USD 10800 to USD 13200

Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Gliomas Treatment are:

Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Top hospitals and doctors for Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

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Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur
  • Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading hospitals in Malaysia accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the highest international quality accreditation in terms of patient safety and health care services. 
  • Established in 1996, the hospital is delivering healthcare and excellence for over 25 years.
  • The Hospital is particularly known for its Cardiology, Oncology, and Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery.
  • It provides comprehensive medical and surgical procedures such as Bariatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, ENT, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Surgery to mention a few.
  • Gleneagles Hospital has one of the most advanced technologies like Gamma Knife and Da Vinci Si Surgery System.
  • A well-equipped Imaging Department like Ultrasound Examination, Computed Tomography Scan (C.T. Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Non-vascular Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, and General Radiography.
  • The Hospital also received several awards namely, the 'International Hospital of the Year,' and 'Highly Commended for Excellence in Customer Service' award from the prestigious International Medical Travel Journal in 2018. It also received the 'Best Health Screening Provider in Asia Pacific' by the Global Health and Travel Awards 2019.
  • Several services are provided for international patients such as Visa, flight booking, airport transfer, accommodation, air evacuation & repatriation, doctor referral and appointment, cost estimation, emergency care, and sightseeing.
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur is a premier healthcare hospital that has been serving people from all over the world for 47 years.
  • It is a one-stop integrated healthcare provider that specialises particularly in Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Paediatrics.
  • Besides this, it has many medical and surgical departments like Gastroenterology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology & Interventional Radiology, Urology, Fertility Services – IVF, and Cranio-Facial Surgery.
  • It is supported by cutting-edge technologies like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerised Tomography (CT) scan, PET-CT, Mammography, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, Image intensifier, Bone densitometry, Orthopantomography and other interventional procedures.
  • It has the prestigious JCI accreditation along with a certification by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). It is also a certified Baby-Friendly Hospital. 
  • The International Patient Centre (IPC) is available to assist international patients from admission to discharge along with airport transfers.
Pantai Hospital Penang
  • Pantai Hospital Penang is one of the many hospitals owned by the Pantai Group, a leading healthcare services provider in Malaysia.

  • The Hospital specialises in Neurology and Cardiology besides having excellent medical and patient care in departments like Oncology, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Paediatrics, Renal Medicines, Urology and others.

  • It has three Centres of Excellence namely, the Cancer Centre, Heart Centre, and Stroke Centre.

  • It is accredited by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) that is under the Ministry of Health.

  • It is supported by cutting edge medical and surgical technologies like 160-Slice CT Scan, 64-Slice CT Scan, Bone Densitometer (DEXA), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Ultrasonography to mention a few.

  • The Hospital also has an International Patient Centre that will assist international patients from appointment to discharge along with complimentary chauffeured services to hotels or accommodations in Penang.

  • It also offers a choice of Health Screening Packages for both men and women.

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Doctors for Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

Dr. Selvapragasam T.

Dr. Selvapragasam T.

Neurosurgeon

Consultant, 48 years of experience
Location Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • Dr. Selvapragasam T. is a leading Neurosurgeon with +48 years of experience in the field.
  • He is a professional member of the, Malaysian Medical Council, Preliminary Investigation Council, Medical Review Panel, Fitness to Practice Panel.
  • Dr. Selvapragasam T did his MBBS in 1973 from the Madras University and then purused two fellowships in 1982 at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 
  • He is a specialist of cranio-spinal surgery, brain surgery for tumours, spinal surgery, intracranial haemorrhages and traumatic brain & spine surgery. He also treats other neurological conditions such as, cervical/lumbar spondylosis. nerve damage, head injuries, paralysis and spinal tumours/lesions. 
Cranio-Spinal Surgery Ablation Stereotactic therapy Spinal surgery Traumatic brain & spine surgery Neurosurgical disorders Cervical spondylosis Lumbar spondylosis Spinal tumours/ lesions
Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi

Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi

Neurosurgeon

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience
Location Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, Malacca
  • Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi is a trained Neurosurgeon with more than 20 years of training and expertise.
  • His specialities include preventing, identifying, and treating nerve, spine, and brain problems.
  • He is a member of the Neurosurgical Association Of Malaysia, the Malaysian Medical Council and the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia.
  • Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi completed his MBBS (1995) from the National University of Ireland, Ireland. 
  • He obtained his MS (2007) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Brain surgery, Epilepsy Surgery and Spine surgery.
 Mr. B. Gunasekaran

Mr. B. Gunasekaran

Neurosurgeon

Consultant, 40 years of experience
Location Gleneagles Hospital, Penang
  • Mr. B. Gunasekaran is a well-known Neurosurgeon who practises at Gleneagles Penang Hospital. 
  • He has been working in the field for over 40 years. 
  • Mr. B. Gunasekaran specialities include brain, spinal cord, and nerve surgery, as well as microsurgery. 
  • He has completed an MBBS (1975) from the University of Madras, India.
  • He obtained FRACS (1983) from Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Australia.
  • Mr. B. Gunasekaran is well-versed in English, Tamil and Bahasa Melayu.
Neurology and Neurosurgery.
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What is the price of Gliomas in other countries, compared to Malaysia?

Approximate price of Gliomas in other countries compared to Malaysia is:

  • India, USD 4800 to USD 7200, approximately 50% lower than Malaysia
  • Turkey, USD 14864 to USD 22296, approximately 55% higher than Malaysia
  • Thailand, USD 17600 to USD 26400, approximately 83% higher than Malaysia
  • Germany, USD 20000 to USD 30000, approximately 108% higher than Malaysia
  • Israel, USD 22400 to USD 33600, approximately 133% higher than Malaysia
  • Singapore, USD 33600 to USD 50400, approximately 250% higher than Malaysia
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